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Pumpkin Spiced Porridge

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November 1, 2022 by Amethyst Ganaway

This warm pumpkin spiced porridge is a comforting and nourishing bowl made from ingredients I often have in my pantry. I like to precook and cool a batch of fonio every week that I can utilize in a few ways, and my favorite during the cooler months is a warm porridge I only have to add milk to and heat up to enjoy. Coconut milk adds a rich creaminess alongside the pureed pumpkin (sweet potato makes a great substitution), and both add natural sweetness. The flavors really shine with ground ginger and cinnamon, which really give the porridge a bit of subtle pumpkin spice season hints of flavor. Garnishing the porridge itself can be with so many things, crushed nuts, salty pumpkin seeds, natural honey, apples, berries, granola-the options are endless!


For the Porridge
For Garnish
  • ¼  cup pepitas, or pumpkin seeds
  • Honey
  • ¼  cup crushed pecans


  • 01 .  

    In a blender or food processor, add the cooked and cooled fonio and coconut milk and blend on low for 1 minute, or until smooth. Transfer to a small pot.

  • 02 .  

    Over medium heat, add the vanilla extract and pureed pumpkin and mix well. Let cook for 3 minutes over medium heat and then reduce to low. Add the coconut sugar, ginger, and cinnamon, stir well and let cook an additional 5-6 minutes.

  • 03 .  

    Carefully pour hot pumpkin porridge into bowls and garnish with pumpkin seeds, honey, pecans, or other nuts and fruits of your choice. Serve immediately and enjoy.


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